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Author: Richard Schletty

From JMT Ministries:

We pray you have experienced a most Blessed Lent and Easter with your family and friends!

We have exciting news to share: John Michael Talbot has begun recording his first music project in 5 years and we need to make room for new inventory! This is VERY GOOD NEWS for YOU!

To make room on our shelves we are offering you our BIGGEST SALE EVER:


Complete details follow below! All prices for CDs and Books have already been...

Author: Andre van Haren

Hi all! I am a big fan of the music notation software Sibelius and created 4 tutorials that are available on Amazon. All these guides are downloadable, and are Print Replicas Kindle Editions, which sounds very impressive, but simply means that they are printable PDF files! The information is explained in easy to follow steps and I included lots of helpful screenshots.

Author: Richard Schletty

Jane KraemerPsalm 67: O God, Let All The Nations Praise You
for Sixth Sunday of Easter, Cycle C or for Thanksgiving Day Mass

Music: © 2016 Matilda Jane Kraemer –
Text: Revised Grail Psalms, © 2010 Conception Abbey/The Grail, admin. by GIA Publications, Inc. –

Baritone soloist: Richard Schletty – ...

Author: Richard Schletty

Movement 7 from Hungry For Heaven. A total of 11 movements at

Lift Me Up
7th Movement, Hungry for Heaven

Raise me skyward in a torrent

Author: Richard Schletty

Onidrol wrote:

"I am a trainer/conductor of the San Isidro Parish Choir of Musuan, Bukidnon, Philippines. I need choral arrangements for liturgical services."

Can you help Onidrol? Please make comments below. Thank you for your participation.

I can start out by recommending you visit the web site of composer Paul F. Page. He has a number of scores of sacred/liturgical choral works that can be freely downloaded.

Tell Paul I sent you!

Author: Richard Schletty

"Be The Difference" is an awesome song. Great singing, lyrics and production. – Richard

Author: Richard Schletty

From my friend Fabrizio.

Fresh sheet music for you! Having trouble viewing this email?

Author: Richard Schletty

A movement from my project Hungry For Heaven:

Pour Heaven on Me
Movement 2: Hungry for Heaven opus

Pour heaven on me. Pour heaven on me.
Keep me safe from evil.
Put fire in my bones.
Help me play the part
Make me burn with passion.
as you make me whole.

Pour it out! Pour it out!
You're the man with answers.
Listen to...

Author: Richard Schletty

From Jeff Ostrowski at Corpus Christi Watershed:

OUR CATHOLIC HYMNS are already beautiful enough to begin with; but great masters like Marenzio, Victoria, Guerrero, and Palestrina took things to another level.

Listen to how Guerrero transforms this famous hymn:

Pop Quiz • Most Beautiful Hymn You’ve Never Heard

Do you see how he makes it into a Canon in the final section? Isn't that incredible?

My guess is that you've never heard this piece in church before—but it can...

Author: Richard Schletty

A message from Jeff Ostrowski at Corpus Christi Watershed.

Big News! Sacred Music Symposium in Los Angeles!
published 5 February 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

Today, I need your help. I need you to please forward this:


Author: Richard Schletty

Register Now:
Music Ministry Alive!
July 26-31, 2016
St. Catherine University
Saint Paul, Minnesota

As of today, ALL of the application materials and other information for Music Ministry Alive 2016 ("With the Eyes of Mercy") are up and available at:...

Author: Richard Schletty


Happy Epiphany! And to celebrate, St. James Music Press (not unlike those travelers from the East) is happy to come bearing gifts. We would have liked to offer you the traditional Epiphany tribute, but with the cost of myrrh these days, we just couldn't manage it.

Instead, how about this FREE anthem?

Day by Day - by Mark Schweizer
For two-part equal voices and Keyboard (piano or organ). A gentle and enchanting melody that works beautifully in canon. Easy and lovely! Great for your children's choir, a duet, during communion, or as a quickly-learned anthem.

Of course, our cunning plan in offering you this free anthem is to get you to realize that a yearly subscription to SJMP (only...

Author: Richard Schletty

We Three Kings sung at the Church of St. Mary, January 3, 2016.

We three kings of Orient are
Bearing gifts we traverse afar.
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.

O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,...

Author: Richard Schletty

My voice got better. A cold plagued me at 11:30 Mass on Christmas Day. Here is our prelude song for Feast of the Epiphany on January 3.

Brightest and Best, a song for Feast of the Epiphany. Text: Reginald Heber. Tune: STAR IN THE EAST, Southern Harmony, 1835).

Brightest and Best
Lyrics by Reginald Heber, 1783-1826

1. Brightest and best of the stars of the morning,
Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid;
Star of the East, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.

Brightest and best of the...

Author: Richard Schletty


I chose to sing this in key of C rather than Eb. Too much church music is written too high for average voices. When will liturgical publishers get wise re vocal range?

Words: "Corde natus ex Parentis." Marcus A. C. Prudentius, 348-413. Translated by John M. Neale, 1818-1866 and Henry W. Baker, 1821-1877, alt.

Music: from a "Sanctus" trope, Mode V, 11th century. "Piae Cantiones," Greifswald, 1582.

1. Of the Father's love begotten
Ere the worlds began to be,
He is Alpha and Omega,
He the Source, the Ending He,
Of the things that are, that have been,
And the future years shall see
Evermore and...

Author: Richard Schletty

Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming. Written in key of F. Should be in the key of D! Too high for my baritone voice. I will sing this on Christmas at the Church of Saint Mary in downtown Saint Paul.

Text: German, 15th century. Verses 1,2: Translated by Theodore Baker, 1851-1934. Vs. 3: Friedrich Layritz, 1808-1859. Translated by Harriet R. Krauth Spaeth, 1845-1925.

Music: German, 16th century. Speierischen Gesangbuch, Cologne, 1599. Harmony by Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621.

Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming from tender stem hath sprung!
Of Jesse's lineage coming as prophets long have sung....

Author: Richard Schletty

"A Colorful Christmas" is a recently released Christmas album with a wide variety of styling. Richard Schletty contributed three original songs and helped record and/or master four other songs. Richard is happy to be in the company of these hip Baltimore-area artists (former Punk Rock musicians who migrated to Blues/R&B/Pop). Produced by Fetal Records (headed by Azar Dagher who is a member). For the songs I worked on, I had brilliant assistance from composer-arranger André van Haren (Sweden) and from Four Hands Project in Spain (Alberto Ayuso Domingo and David Gomez Sanz). The Spanish version of "Sleep, Baby, Sleep" was translated to "...

Author: Dũng Ho

A Christmas song (Khúc Ca Giáng Sinh) made by my friend Joseph Nguyễn Hồng Ân


Khúc Ca Giáng Sinh - 2015 - Ca sĩ Nguyễn Hồng Ân

Author: Richard Schletty

A free download from Jeff Ostrowski at Corpus Christi Watershed.

Hymnal by Fr. John Selner (1954) – 154 pages

TODAY, FOR THE FIRST TIME, you can download...

Author: Richard Schletty

Adoration Radio (with host Mary Graham) has expanded its Catholic Music Countdown to include 40 songs (as voted upon by listeners).

The first half of the "Top 40" Podcast can be heard here: Catholic Music Top 40 countdown – part 1
The second half of the "Top 40" Podcast can be heard here: ...